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Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana 'Wild West'

The Obama administration's decision not to challenge pot legalization in Washington and Colorado is reverberating in states where regulation of medical marijuana has been scant.
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Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies At 80

Dolby, who invented some of the technologies that revolutionized film and sound recording, was instrumental in developing surround sound technology. Dolby had been living with Alzheimer's and was diagnosed with leukemia this summer.
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Twitter Files For Initial Public Offering

Twitter announced via Tweet Thursday that it's launching its long awaited initial public offering. It will be the most high profile IPO since Facebook went public last year. But Twitter hopes to avoid the mishaps that's marred Facebook's stock market debut.
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5 Years After Financial Crisis, How's The Job Market Doing?

Sunday marks the 5th anniversary of the collapse of one of the nation's leading banking institutions Lehman Brothers. The failure of the bank triggered a global financial crisis and led to the deepest recession in decades. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.
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N.J. Boardwalk Goes Up In Flames

A fire has destroyed eight blocks of boardwalk along the New Jersey shore — an area still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Four blocks each in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. The blaze destroyed dozens of boardwalk businesses and caused millions in damages.
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Without Action, Government Will Shut Down At Month's End

The four top congressional leaders held a closed-door meeting Thursday to assess where they stand on the coming government funding and debt-ceiling deadlines. As has become typical in recent years, some conservative House Republicans appear to be the stumbling block with their insistence that any deal repeal or defund Obamacare.
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Colorado Braces For More Rain And Flooding

Heavy rains continue to pound areas near Boulder. Hundreds are still waiting to return to their homes. Rescuers continued their search for people who may be stranded in cars or trapped in buildings.
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D.C. Mayor Vetoes Wage Bill Targetting Large Retailers

Wal-Mart says its plans to open six stores in the nation's capitol are back on after the mayor vetoed a so-called living wage bill that targeted big box retailers. The focus now turns to the District's 13 member City Council. The bill passed in July with eight votes — nine are needed to override a veto.
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How One Man Continues To 'Just Pass It On'

Thomas Weller would have died in a snow bank in 1966 had a stranger not helped him. Weller has been helping strangers in the same way ever since.
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13 Years Later, Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

Already stripped of his Tour de France titles, Armstrong lost another link to his once-legendary cycling career Wednesday, returning the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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